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Jul 25

the-exercist:

girlgrowingsmall:

Bitch, I do both. How dare you criticize someone just because they don’t prefer or have access to the same physical activities as you. Not to mention that the two activities serve two different purposes. Zumba is more cardio-oriented with mild full-body toning whereas lifting is going to target specific muscle groups more intensely.
If you genuinely think your workout is better than someone else’s, you are a problem. You are one of the reasons our world is so fucked up. Health isn’t about badges, bragging rights, or physical superiority, and your perpetuations of those notions are part of why eating disorders, body dysmorphia, and depression are so rampant in modern society.


And let’s not ignore the misogyny that’s apparent in memes like this:
Zumba is coded as a feminine workout. It’s a workout that’s mainly aimed at women, taught by women, and framed as a feminine weight loss method. This means that zumba is often interpreted as “not a real workout” or somehow easier than other forms of exercise.
Compare that to lifting, which is a male dominated activity. It’s often okay for women to lift simply because men have already put their stamp of approval on this exercise. It’s okay for women to occasionally be tomboys, or to support their boyfriends at the gym, or to get “dat ass” by doing squats. As long as they mimic male activities without actually getting better than the guys, women are allowed to lift.
There’s a reason why we’re taught that one of these exercises is what a “bitch” does, while the other is legitimate. 

the-exercist:

girlgrowingsmall:

Bitch, I do both. How dare you criticize someone just because they don’t prefer or have access to the same physical activities as you. Not to mention that the two activities serve two different purposes. Zumba is more cardio-oriented with mild full-body toning whereas lifting is going to target specific muscle groups more intensely.

If you genuinely think your workout is better than someone else’s, you are a problem. You are one of the reasons our world is so fucked up. Health isn’t about badges, bragging rights, or physical superiority, and your perpetuations of those notions are part of why eating disorders, body dysmorphia, and depression are so rampant in modern society.

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And let’s not ignore the misogyny that’s apparent in memes like this:

Zumba is coded as a feminine workout. It’s a workout that’s mainly aimed at women, taught by women, and framed as a feminine weight loss method. This means that zumba is often interpreted as “not a real workout” or somehow easier than other forms of exercise.

Compare that to lifting, which is a male dominated activity. It’s often okay for women to lift simply because men have already put their stamp of approval on this exercise. It’s okay for women to occasionally be tomboys, or to support their boyfriends at the gym, or to get “dat ass” by doing squats. As long as they mimic male activities without actually getting better than the guys, women are allowed to lift.

There’s a reason why we’re taught that one of these exercises is what a “bitch” does, while the other is legitimate. 

(Source: gymaaholic)

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funnywildlife:

A stunning bull elephant photographed by Brendon Jennings at Kariega Game Reserve, South Africa, during a photosafari with Africa Photographic Travel

funnywildlife:

A stunning bull elephant photographed by Brendon Jennings at Kariega Game Reserve, South Africa, during a photosafari with Africa Photographic Travel

(Source: wildography.co.uk, via amanha-e-outro-dia)

Jul 24

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Jul 22

tactical-facepalm:

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tactical-facepalm:

Sightseeing

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Jul 16

“We assume others show love the same way we do — and if they don’t, we worry it’s not there.” — Everyone has their own love language. That’s one of the most important lessons I’ve ever learned. (via stay-ocean-minded)

(Source: psych-facts, via blondebarbells)

Jul 15

hitrecord:

“two deer”
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hitrecord:

two deer

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(via hitrecordjoe)

Jul 14

elenamorelli:

{ july, july }

elenamorelli:

{ july, july }

(via findinghealthyhappiness)

(Source: xshaydx, via fastgirlsdoitwell)